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Christine Austin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Dr Christine Austin is an NHMRC Postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry with First Class Honours in 2006 and a PhD on the development of novel quantification procedures and applications of laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) analysis of biological tissues in 2011.

Her research interests include the development and validation of teeth as a biomarker for metal and other toxicant exposure. This involves determining the relationship between toxicant levels in teeth and other biological and environmental matrices, assessment of relationships between teeth toxicant levels and health outcomes and the identification of critical time windows of susceptibility.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney


  • 2011 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD